Previously, On Arrested Development

NPR's guide to the running gags from the show.


... misses an important phone call

Tobias misses out on career opportunities when he fails to answer the phone.

  • Occurrence of a joke
  • Joke in the background
  • Foreshadowing
  • Combined joke

3 episodes feature this joke:

Season 2

Season 4

  • 12: Senoritis

    The pile of messages left on the Funke's home answering machine includes a note from the Carr Realty Group that Tobias had gotten a call back for a "big deal."